What is the role of a notary in Spain?
How does a power of attorney work in Spain?
Where do I get a power of attorney that is valid for Spain?
What is The Hague Apostille?
What is a procurador?
What is a perito?
Can court judgements be appealed?
How long do judicial proceedings take in Spain?
A notary in Spain has a more elevated role than in the UK or USA. They do much more than just verify signatures. To gain the title of notary requires years of additional studies. At a property closing, the notary takes over, acting on behalf of both parties to make sure that the transaction is proper and agreed to.
In Spain, there are three authorities that can issue an Apostille, depending on the type of document:
For further information and contact data, see the Ministerio de Justicia.
USA: To obtain the Apostille for USA documents to be used in Spain, you should send the document to the Secretary of State of the state where the document was issued. For further information, see link.